Nature Info

Lake O’ Pines is a showplace for the beauty of East Texas. A combination of pine trees & hardwoods creates an ideal environment for a wide variety of wildlife. It is a haven for bird watching and many bird species are found in the RV park.

You can hardly walk through the park without seeing Mockingbirds, Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, Titmice, Crows, and many other common species. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are common around feeders. You will often see Red-headed Woodpeckers, Eastern Phoebes, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and other less common species. If you are lucky you will see a Bald Eagle or an Osprey. It is a great place for bird watching.

There are many beautiful flowering plants and they attract a wide variety of butterflies and other insects.

If you look closely, you may see Anolis lizards, sometimes called chameleons.  There are also Blue Tailed Skinks and Six Lined Racerunners. On rare occasion, you may see a Texas Ratsnake or near the water, a Blotched Watersnake.

In the mornings or early evenings, you may see deer, opossums, armadillos, or raccoons.

No matter where you look, you will see the beauty of nature.

Lake O’ Pines RV Park, Marina & Inn is the ideal home base for your nature adventures at the Lake O’ Pines area.

For more information about East Texas natural history, check out East Texas Naturalists.